On this tour we will head to the outskirts of Bangkok and explore the life by the coast through the eyes of a local cockle and shrimp farmer
The highlights of this tour are:
Price: Join in tour: From 3915THB per person.
Private tour: Price on Demand.
Availability & Duration: The tour starts at 9am and will last approximately 7 hoursRequest Private Tour
Just a short hop away from Bangkok you will find the community of Bang Khun Tian situated by the coast of Thailand. On this tour we will visit this community and explore the lives of locals who make their living from cockle and fish farming. Of course you will also get to taste local seafood and learn about the local traditions and crafts.
We will start by taking a local train out of Bangkok before switching to a local taxi-bus (Song Taew) to get to our destination along the canals and just a few kilometers from the sea. This is one of the closest coastal areas to Bangkok and just taking the local transport to get here is an experience that many don’t get to do.
Our first stop will be a local school for our first workshop of the day where we will learn how to make tie dye handkerchiefs with organic and natural dye. Led by our local teacher and apprentice.
After our short activity, Uncle Sorn, our host for the day will be waiting for us at the pier with his friend's boat. Before visiting his home we will go for a ride along the canal to the point where it meets the Gulf of Thailand along the border of Bangkok and Samut Sakorn.
We will then head to his home on a cockle farm nested in one of the many tributaries that breaks out of the Bang Khun Thian canal. He lives in the San Taw community where families focus on farming small seafood and also benefit from hosting travelers who visit as additional income. We'll be here for the rest of the day for lunch, cockle picking, and kayaking. The meal is served home-cooked style by his family, expect a generous servings of freshly caught seafood.
After lunch is activity time. We can drop in waist deep into the muddy water and pick some cockles for Uncle Sorn and see how much we find. There are also a couple of kayaks we can row to explore the community along the canal.
During the tour we will get a chance to understand the local community and environment and the importance of planting mangroves in the area.
Finally it is time to say goodbye as we embark on the boat, bus and train journey back to city life in Bangkok and the place where we started in the morning.
This trip supports the local fisherman family and helps keep the spirit of agro-tourism strong in his community.
Lunch / soft drinks / snacks, activities as listed above, local guides (from community) and tour leader, transport by train and Song Taew (small bus) insurance.
Pick up / drop off from hotels, tips
The meeting point is at Wongwian Yai BTS Station (see map below)